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Renew My Expired License?

Sometimes an expiration can get away from you or you keep putting it off until its too late. Either way, the time has come to renew your license and you realize that it has already expired. Most of the time that does not mean you have to start over but frequently there are fines you will have to pay. As with any renewal, time is of the essence, so the sooner you renew your expired license the less you typically have to pay.

Expired Real Estate License
With a Texas Real Estate License everything depends on how long it has been expired. Here are the rules from TREC's website
  • Expired 6 months or less

    A salesperson whose license has been expired not more than 6 months will fall into one of three categories. To renew your license you will need to do one of the following:

    • If the application to renew is filed for a license expired less than six months and MCE requirements were met prior to the expiration date,

      1. Submit the Renewal application
      2. Pay the appropriate renewal fee
      3. submit a “Salesperson Sponsorship Form-3”

    • Renewal application is submitted within 60 days of expiration and MCE requirements were not met on time.

      1. Submit the Renewal application
      2. You must complete the required renewal hours (60 hours of SAE or 15 hours of MCE) within 60 days of expiration.
      3. Pay approriate late renewal fee
      4. Pay a $200 deferral fee

    • Renewal application is submitted after 60 days but less than 6 months of expiration and MCE requirements were not met on time.

      1. Submit the Renewal application
      2. You must complete the required renewal hours (60 hours of SAE or 15 hours of MCE) within 60 days of expiration.
      3. Pay approriate late renewal fee
      4. Pay a $200 deferral fee
      5. Pay a $250 late reporting fee


  • Expired 6 months but less than 2 years

    If your license has been expired more than 6 months but less than 2 years then you must submit the application for reinstatement, complete the required renewal hours (60 hours of SAE or 15 hours of MCE) and pay the fees listed below:

    1. Pay approriate late renewal fee
    2. Pay a $200 deferral fee
    3. Pay a $250 late reporting fee

  • Expired more than 2 years

    If your license has been expired more than 2 years, unfortunately you have to reapply for licensure.

    1. Must meet current education requirements application requirements (including education)
    2. file an original Application for Inactive Salesperson License
    3. pass the salesperson licensing exam.
Expired Residential Mortgage Loan Originator License
The renewal period for a Texas Residential Mortgage Loan Originator is November 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013. If you have not completed the required 8 hours of CE and submitted the renewal paperwork then you will be considered late.

If you have not completed your renewal requirements by January 1, 2014 then you will need to:
  • Take the appropriate 8 hour CE Late Renewal course
  • Pay $250 Renewal Fee
  • Pay $125 Reinstatement Fee
Expired Appraisal License
Licensed Appraiser's in Texas are required to complete 28 hours of Continuing Education every 2 years. If you have missed your renewal, be sure you renew as quickly as possible.
  • Timely Renewal Fee - $295.00
  • Expired 90 days or less - $442.50
  • Expired more than 90 days but less than 6 months - $590.00
A license that has been expired more than 6 months can be reinstated by filing an initial application and satisfying whatever education, experience, and exam requirements are in place at the time they reinstate.
Expired Inspector License
Up to six months after license expiration, an individual can file another application for a license without having to re-take and pass the examination if the exam was passed within two years of the application filing date. However, additional education may be required.

A inspector license that has been expired more than two years will have to re-take exam.

Read more on TREC's website here.
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